Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com[This post is part of my Green Smoothie series]

Kale, one of the healthiest greens out there is perfect to use in a smoothie. I typically use curly kale but this time I blended Lacinato or Tuscan kale, of the dinosaur kale variety. A little history lesson: Lacinato kale, enjoyed by the Romans, has been grown in Italy for centuries and is used in much of Italian cuisine. The taste is also a bit milder and sweeter than curly kale, perfect for a morning green smoothie!

The leaves are long, darker in color with a blue-green hue and a rough texture, somehow resembling a dinosaur perhaps ?? I added orange and mango chunks which compliment the peppery, sweet taste of the kale. When blended, the end result is a creamy, vibrant green smoothie.

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com

Place the orange and frozen mango chunks into the blender.

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com

Add in the chopped kale and water, then blend away!

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com

Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange recipe

  • 3-4 leaves lacinato kale, washed and chopped
  • 1 valencia orange, peeled (or any juicy orange)
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup water

    In a powerful blender, combine lacinato kale, orange, frozen mango and water. Blend on the highest speed until smooth and creamy.

    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Yield: 3-4 cups
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    Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange // wishfulchef.com
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    11 Responses to “Lacinato Kale Green Smoothie with Mango and Orange”

    1. Gena January 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm #

      This is so awesome because I just picked up this type of Kale & was wondering what the difference was!

      • Barb January 21, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

        That’s great, I love Lacinato Kale…any kind of Kale actually :)

    2. Maya January 22, 2012 at 7:42 am #

      Thank you for the recipe. I have all the ingredients at home, including organic kale from Whole Foods.

      • Barb January 22, 2012 at 9:23 am #

        Nice, hope you enjoy the smoothie!

    3. Linda January 22, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      Growing Lacinto Kale in a pot outside my door! This is a great – “what else can I do with it” – recipe! Thank you!

    4. Barb January 22, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

      That’s great, wish I could grow my own kale. What do you typically use yours for?

    5. Jamie @ Fat Loss Tips March 9, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

      Lovely drink!! It truly gave me a lot of energy and it was not different than any drink (healthy) that I have had. It’s easy and quick to make as well! Thanks for sharing!

    6. Winnie May 12, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      This is the first smoothie I ever made and absolutely love it! Don’t have the restaurant-grade blender and hopefully I can make due without forking out $400. =)

      • Barb May 13, 2012 at 9:18 am #

        That’s awesome, Winnie! As long as the smoothie tastes great and you love it, then that’s all that matters :)

    7. Esther August 13, 2012 at 1:56 am #

      Very tasty. Thanks so much.

      • Barb August 13, 2012 at 9:24 am #

        Glad you liked it, Esther. Thanks for commenting!

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